THE Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) will hold its 27th National Developers Convention today (September 13) at the Xavier Sports and Country Club in Cagayan de Oro City.
The two-day convention carrying the theme: “Roadmap to BALAI” will culminate tomorrow (September 14).
“BALAI” stands for Building Accessible, Livable, Affordable and Inclusive Filipino communities in partnership with HUDCC.
Through its Philippine Housing Industry Roadmap, which was launched in 2012, SHDA envisions to eliminate the housing backlog by the year 2030. Having a shared goal with the National Housing Program, the BALAI 2028 campaign is led by the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). It will be the unified vision for both government and the private sectors to bridge the gap between housing demand and supply.
“It’s always been in the DNA of SHDA, ever since its conception in 1970, and it’s actually part of our mandate, that SHDA works together with our government counterparts to address the issues in terms of housing in the country,” said Christopher Narciso, the national president of SHDA.
Mr. Narciso said that one of the first steps which SHDA has initiated is to have a constant communication with HUDCC and other government agencies. Housing affordability, buyer-financing and improving regulatory and legislative frameworks are just some of the many concerns being addressed by SHDA, he said.
SHDA acknowledges the assistance of HUDCC in bringing together not only the Key Shelter Agencies, as well as government departments concerned like the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), he added. “SHDA believes that it is important for all stakeholders to have a healthy collaborative relationship so that the needed housing requirements for the Filipinos will be delivered.”
“The 27th National Developers Convention desires that together, the private housing developers and the government entities, will find the most immediate and permanent solutions toward achieving their common dream of providing a house for every Filipino. SHDA enjoins everyone to work for a better future for the housing industry.”
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